About: Women

Health 15-12-2020

Everyone should respect the environment, says PSG keeper Criscione

In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV France, Arianna Criscione, goalkeeper and women's sponsorship manager at Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), talks about her green commitments.
Central Asia 04-04-2019

Narbaeva: Uzbekistan is determined to reform and put an end to negative stereotypes

Tanzila Narbaeva, the Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan, told EURACTIV about her country's efforts to develop modern agriculture, eliminate child or forced labour and invest in human capital, especially women.
Economy & Jobs 27-06-2017

Women’s Forum chief: EU should stop infighting and regain ambition

At a time of deep reflection on the future of the EU, the executive president of the Women’s Forum insisted Europe should regain its ambition, adding that the biggest market in the world and its well-educated labour force have enormous potential.
EU Priorities 2020 08-03-2016

Grybauskaite: Politics will stop being a men’s club if women dare to dream

It is a long path to the EU leaders' table, but if women dare to pursue their convictions in political life, politics will stop being a men's club, said Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė, one of only three women leaders in the European Council.

Hogan: Empowering women farmers in developing countries is ‘absolutely crucial’

SPECIAL REPORT/ In a wide-ranging exclusive interview, Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan shared his vision of how the EU and developing countries could greatly improve global food security togther, through innovation and sustainable farming practices.

Activist: EU must dismantle the ‘Pink Ghetto’

SPECIAL REPORT / The European Union is at a turning policy point: it must choose to lead the way towards a gender equal and sustainable future. Investing in women’s rights and empowerment is the core commitment for a more sustainable, democratic and inclusive world to evolve, said Joanna Maycock in an interview with EURACTIV.
Digital & Media 05-12-2013

Industry leader: More women needed in mobile phone industry

More women need to work in the digital sector if it is to realise its full potential, says Anne Bouverot. The director-general of the GSM Association added that the industry must start by making itself more attractive to women and encouraging girls to see the benefits of working in the sector.

Grybauskait?: Women’s quota should be the last resort

Traditional gender stereotypes are still alive in many countries, but leaders have to make an effort to allow women to participate and contribute to the well-being of nations, says Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskait?. She told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview that quotas should be the last resort.
Development Policy 24-01-2013

Researcher: Gender plays a key role for sustainable farming in Africa

The EU should support rural public education programmes in Africa, with a special focus on women, to facilitate adoption of sustainable farming practices, says Hailemariam Teklewold, a researcher at the University of Gothenburg.
Sports 14-12-2009

NGO: Balanced gender leadership in sport has ‘business benefits’

Sports organisations should strive towards better gender balance among their top executives, as women can generate new business by generating increased 'consumer' understanding and different arguments, says Amanda Bennett, chair of the European Women and Sport group, in an interview with EURACTIV. 

Lenarduzzi: ‘Women can rescue the economy’

"Our economy has a real problem with under-representation of women," according to Isabella Lenarduzzi, the founder of the 'JUMP' forum, which will take place in Brussels on 23 April. Speaking to EURACTIV in an interview, she explained that "women's role in business is increasingly important".
Brexit 12-03-2009

MEP: EU attracts politicians fed up with ‘ya-boo’ UK politics

Female politicians in the UK do well in the European Parliament as it offers "the sort of politics women like to be associated with" and is "much more collegial, much more consensual and less confrontational 'ya-boo' boy politics of Westminster," the leader of the UK Labour delegation in the European Parliament, Glenis Willmott, told EURACTIV in an interview.
Sports 04-06-2008

Sport ‘can help fight gender discrimination’

Sport can be a powerful tool to empower girls and women to achieve their full potential in society by creating an enabling environment for gender equality, argues the founder of an international fund supporting women's sport programmes in an interview with EURACTIV.

MEP: Gender stereotypes holding back women scientists

Europe should not shy away from positive discrimination as a means of promoting female scientists as it will help tackle skills shortages in scientific disciplines, argues the author of a Parliament report on women in science in an interview with EURACTIV.